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Entergy Celebrates Nuclear Science Week
From elementary school to high school, Mississippi to Michigan, Entergy’s nuclear employees celebrated Nuclear Science Week in a variety of places and ways.
During the third week in October, Entergy employees celebrate Nuclear Science Week by participating in activities at many of our nuclear plants, often partnering with North American Young Generation in Nuclear and Women in Nuclear chapters.
This year, the company expanded support to the national level. Entergy joined nuclear industry partners and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History to sponsor 2019 Nuclear Science Week events in Washington, D.C.
Celebrating NSW allows Entergy employees to engage with their communities and build awareness of the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day. It’s also a great opportunity to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.
Palisades Radiochemist Ryan Fouty was one of Entergy’s #ActualLivingScientists featured on social media during Nuclear Science Week.
Entergy’s volunteer activities for NSW included the following:
- Girl Scout troops earned their nuclear science badges at River Bend Station (Louisiana) and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (Mississippi).
- At Indian Point Energy Center (New York), team members went back to high school. They visited a local science class and a career fair to discuss nuclear power and jobs in the industry.
- Waterford 3 (Louisiana) sponsored its second annual STEM Fair at a local library, reaching more than 470 attendees.
- Continuing another tradition, nuclear headquarters (Mississippi) and Grand Gulf team members held the nuclear science street fair at the Mississippi Children's Museum.
- At Palisades (Michigan), an interactive Nuclear 101 course and plant tour were held for area STEM educators to provide new tools to teach nuclear power inside their classrooms.
- Arkansas Nuclear One team members, as well as others across the fleet, visited local schools to discuss nuclear power and read the book "George's Energy Adventure," published by the national North American Young Generation in Nuclear organization.
- Grand Gulf WIN members presented STEM day at a local elementary school, and other team members hosted a tour of the plant simulator and gave a presentation about nuclear power to local high school students.